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Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

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Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words.

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Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2006)
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Krista
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
At first I was really interested and really liked the book but as it went on it wasn't as fun as it started out to be. When it comes down to it I was just reading a dictionary of sorts. Some of the words in the book are really fun, I'd say read the book overtime not in one go.
Anna
Dec 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
peramene--so much fun--words to confuse students :0
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Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 400s-language
Wonderful words discussed with wit, and sometimes with cartoons, because a picture is worth a thousand...
Calli
Jun 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
So many words I've never heard of! Very entertaining -- for me.
Nichole
very thoughtful gift from dan and brooke :)
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